Prevalence pattern and biology of Sarcocystis capracanis infection in the Egyptian goats: a light and ultrastructural study.

@article{Morsy2011PrevalencePA,
  title={Prevalence pattern and biology of Sarcocystis capracanis infection in the Egyptian goats: a light and ultrastructural study.},
  author={Kareem Morsy and Ahmed D Saleh and Ali Al-Ghamdi and Fathy A. Abdel-Ghaffar and Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid and A. -R. Bashtar and Saleh Al Quraishy and Heinz Mehlhorn},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={181 2-4},
  pages={75-82}
}
Cysts of Sarcocystis capracanis obtained from infected goats were examined to clarify the effect of the parasite on the host. Muscle tissues from fresh oesophagus, tongue, diaphragm and skeletal muscles of 680 goats were slaughtered in the main abattoir of Cairo, Egypt and they were examined microscopically for Sarcocystis infection for the first time in Egypt. 540 out of 680 (79.4%) of examined goats were found to be infected with Sarcocystis sp. The infection was recorded firstly by light… CONTINUE READING

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